The front page of Marca “Africa Power” is controversial

THE SPORT SCAN – The Spanish sports daily is talking about him this Monday after his front page around the African origins of certain Real Madrid players.

An editorial choice that makes people talk. And arouses indignation, anger and discontent since Sunday evening. branda sports daily widely read every day in Spain, is talked about after its front page entitled “ AfricaPower where we see pell-mell, Ferland Mendy, David Alaba, Karim Benzema, Eduardo Camavinga and the two summer recruits Aurélien Tchouaméni and Antonio Rüdiger, with the African continent in the background on a savannah setting.

Not necessarily in very good taste, especially when you know that none of its players has the nationality of an African country and that apart from Camavinga, born in Angola in a refugee camp, the other five elements are from European countries. Karim Benzema was born in Lyon, Aurélien Tchouaméni (recruited this summer from Monaco) in Rouen, Ferland Mendy in Meulan, David Alaba in Vienna and Antonio Rüdiger in Berlin.

This editorial choice is supposed to highlight the change in strategy of Real Madrid in terms of building the workforce. On its first page, our colleagues explain that ” Real Madrid have found a new ‘road map’ in their transfer policy. They boast of having African roots despite having grown up far from the continent. They reinforce a path that has been opened with Eto’o, Geremi, Zidane, Makelele or Diarra. “On social networks, the highlighting of the publication of Marca has given rise to a number of reactions, between indignation and anger.


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